- Mary Kay Cabot reports that Taylor’s extension includes a $3 million signing bonus and $10.05 million over the first two years of his deal
“Jamar has been a really good addition to our secondary and we are happy to come to an agreement with him on an extension,” said Browns Executive Sashi Brown, via the team’s official site. “He’s an extremely hard worker and has shown true perseverance throughout his NFL career. His veteran presence and flexible skill set that allows him to function at nickel and corner has proved to be a valuable asset to our team. Jamar is a solid performer that has made some nice plays for us over the course of season and we look forward to him contributing to Browns victories in the future.”
Taylor, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2013. Miami traded Taylor and the No. 250 overall pick to the Browns back in April for the No. 223 selection in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Taylor was in the final year of a four-year, $3.626 million contract and was set to become an unrestricted free agent. This new extension will keep him under team control through the 2019 season.
In 2016, Taylor has appeared in 11 games for the Browns and has recorded 40 total tackles, two interceptions, and eight pass defenses. Pro Football Focus rates him as the No. 37 overall cornerback out of 123 qualifying players.